November 6, 2017
tri-color rat terrier sleeping surrounded by pillows to keep her from rolling off bed

Poop in My Pocket: Life With an Old, Old Dog

This story is from 2012 when Cricket was still with me, previously published on eileenanddogs.com. The very first thing I do every morning when I wake […]
October 25, 2017
small, elderly rat terrier with her head on a pillow

Euthanizing My Dog With Dementia: The Dreaded Choice

Cricket was my familiar, my baby, my little soulmate. We chose each other and stuck together like glue. Adopting a Middle-Aged Dog When I got Cricket […]
October 4, 2017
older dog gazing into camera

Life Expectancy of Dogs with Dementia

September 20, 2017
elderly dachshund in a colorful vest sniffing treats out of a snuffle mat

Snuffle Mats: Great Enrichment for Senior Dogs

Snuffle mats are one of the easiest food toys for dogs to learn how to interact with. And if my dogs are typical, snuffle mats are […]
August 17, 2017
Suus, a wirehaired dachshund, standing on tree roots

Suus: The Rescued Dachshund Who Found Her True Home

Guest post by Nadia Hermans from Belgium in which she tells the story of her dachshund Suus, a former mill dog who is doing great at […]
August 3, 2017
elderly woman petting small tri-color rat terrier

Is There Such a Thing As Doggie Alzheimer’s?

Dog owners sometimes refer to their senior dogs as having “doggie Alzheimer’s” but it’s more accurate than most people know. Veterinarians have known about a similar […]
June 29, 2017
large fireworks

Preparing Your Old Dog for Fireworks and Other Scary Noises

My little Cricket was afraid of the sounds of fireworks and thunder in her middle age, but she went so deaf that in her last years […]
March 4, 2017
Maxwell Award Medallion for 2016 book on health

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Book Wins Maxwell Award

My book won! I’m proud to announce that Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction has won a Maxwell Award for 2016. The Maxwells […]
December 29, 2016
Cricket, a rat terrier with big ears, lies on a pillow

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Book Nominated for Maxwell Award

    I am proud to announce that my book, Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, has been nominated for […]